Kim H. Stevens 1953-2013

GUSTAVUS – Kim H. Stevens, 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born Nov. 23, 1953, in Warren, the daughter of Elva Elizabeth Hadley and Lorin J. Hopkins.

Kim was a 1972 graduate of Lakeview High School and a 1977 graduate of Ohio State Pharmacology School.

On May 10, 1986, she married Vernon Lee Stevens.

A lifelong area resident, Kim worked at the pharmacy at Kmart in Ashtabula and previously worked at Hopkins Pharmacy of Cortland.

Kim was very active within her church. She was a member of the Gustavus Federated Church, where she was currently serving as chair for the Pastor & Parish Relations Committee. She also was serving on the board for Christian Education Leaders, was part of the Gustavus Community Aide, led the congregation in musical worship with her singing and piano playing, and was there for anything the church or her church family needed.

She loved to read, play golf, sing and play piano and guitar. She shared her musical talents with the Plymouth Methodist Church and the Jefferson Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Vernon L. Stevens of Gustavus; a daughter, Corey E. Stevens of Akron; a son, Clayton C. Stevens of Toledo; her father, Lorin J. Hopkins of Cortland; a brother, L. Thomas (Michelle) Hopkins of Chadds Ford, Pa.; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Nicolaus of Whittemore, Iowa.

Kim was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Laurel K. Nicolaus.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gustavus Federated Church, 8850 state Route 193, Gustavus, with the Rev. Ronald Spore officiating. Burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gustavus Federated Church, P.O. Box 5, Farmdale, OH 44417.

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